The best games of September 2015
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This month was arguably the best month of releases on 2015’s gaming calendar yet. It started off with a nuclear explosion-sized bang with Hideo Kojima’s (and likely Konami’s) final entry in the long running Metal Gear Solid series and continued by pouring out one quality sports title after another. Wii U owners also got to let their inner Miyamoto out, while a highly scrutinized multi-billion dollar MMO Shooter reinvented itself to fulfill its...Destiny. Terribly hilarious (or vice versa) puns aside, September was a great month for gamers, and here are the best games that we recommend you spend your hard-earned dollars on.
Armello - PS4, PC - Sept. 1
Armello finished runner up to Grow Home on PSN’s vote for September’s Free PS Plus game, but that doesn’t mean it was an inferior game. Armello is a digital board game full of vibrant fantasy characters, political intrigue, and backstabbing, as players attempt to usurp the throne of the kingdom from its leader that has fallen ill and moves ever closer to death. The game combines a mix of mechanics from card games, board games and role playing games to create an experience that is both in-depth and entirely unique every time that you play. For more on Armello, check out our review.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 - Sept.1
What is there to say that hasn’t been said about The Phantom Pain by now? If it isn’t 2015’s Game of the Year, it’s undoubtedly in the conversation. It is a master class in game design and cinematography, and despite the fact that the story can confound even some of the most devout Metal Gear fans, it is a game that stands on its own, above its contemporaries. Nobody should let any politics about Konami get in the way of what is going to be remembered as one of the greatest games of this generation. For more on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, check out our review.